Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

At Jamores Homes we want our young people to leave us better than they came. One way we have began to do that is through the Living Out Loud Club. The group’s slogan encourages our young people to share their opinions and to take up space as is their right.

The watch words of the group are “Your choice, Raise your voice”. This group represents the collective voices of the young people in our care. This does not only involve them in the planning of activities they are interested in but also allows them the opportunity to review policies within the organisation and effect the changes they want to see.
Involving youth in policy making and providing them with practical life skills is crucial in shaping a brighter future for society. The valuable perspectives and fresh ideas that young people bring to the table can contribute greatly to creating effective policies that address the needs and aspirations of future generations.

Incorporating youth in policy review is important as it enhances the democratic process by ensuring diverse representation. Failure to include them in the process of policy making and review can lead to the implementation of processes that overlook their needs and priorities as theirs would differ from that of older generations.

Moreover quipping young people with practical life skills such as understanding the democratic process ensure their personal development and prepares them to navigate the complexities of adulthood sucessfully.

While traditional education equips individuals with academic knowledge, practical life skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, financial literacy communication, and

leadership skills are equally essential. These skills enable young people to adapt, thrive, and contribute meaningfully to various spheres in life, including their personal relationships, work places, and as an active member of their communities.

As having served as president of two youth councils I have a unique perspective that allows me to see the way being involved in ventures such as this one can seriously change the trajectory of your life and allow you to stand out among the masses. The skill set acquired in this process has proven to be valuable not only to myself but to various employers.

Over the past ten years, we have impacted our community by caring for the most vulnerable in our society.

Reach Us

Jamores Homes,
Studio 52,
The Engine House (formerly Thames Innovation Centre),
2 Veridion Way,
Erith
DA18 4AL.

© Copyright 2023 – Jamores Limited | Reg no. 06939600 | Tel: 0208 311 5396 | info@jamores.co.uk

Jamores Academy Cohort – July 2023

Jamores Academy Cohort - July 2023

Workforce Development Programme is a key part  of Jamores Homes’ approach to developing and supporting its staff. We ensure that are staff are well trained and competent to deliver high quality services to children. We invest in programmes that addresses core competencies based on Ofsted quality standards.
We have 
developed a range of training methods to ensure that we develop and grow our workforce.

We seek to fill leadership and management posts from within the organisation to generate progression routes for staff who wish to take on a management responsibility
and progress their career. In the last 12 months, 53 staff have gone through Jamores
Academy.
The purpose of the training are development programmes are to ensure that staff:

  1. Are competent to fulfil their roles and responsibilities
  2. Understand and are working within the remit of Jamores Homes policies and procedures.
  3.  Are provided with an opportunity to develop, and improve their practice.
  4. Developed and supported to progress into leadership and management role within the organisation, thereby, providing growth for staff and consistency for the children we care for.

Over the past ten years, we have impacted our community by caring for the most vulnerable in our society.

Reach Us

Jamores Homes,
Studio 52,
The Engine House (formerly Thames Innovation Centre),
2 Veridion Way,
Erith
DA18 4AL.

© Copyright 2023 – Jamores Limited | Reg no. 06939600 | Tel: 0208 311 5396 | info@jamores.co.uk

Nurturing Positive Relationships with Young People: A Holistic Approach

Nurturing Positive Relationships with Young People: A Holistic Approach

The process of building positive relationships with young people is a multifaceted process that involves mutual understanding, trust-building, reliance, and commitment, ultimately fostering a positive connection. The realization of the unique needs of each individual is the main aim, and there are steps that we can use to ensure a more extensive understanding of the individual’s background, preferences, and developmental requirements.

The first step in this process is “Knowing.” It entails gaining deep knowledge of his/her needs, preferences, and distinctive characteristics. Establishing trust is crucial and involves consistent actions, open communication, and reliability. As the relationship develops, the reliance on each other contributes to mutual growth and support. Commitment goes beyond mere compliance, when you signify an unfeigned dedication towards understanding, supporting, and nurturing the young person’s development. The end game is to create a relationship where both parties feel valued, respected, and understood

Understanding these needs involves delving into various aspects, including a comprehension of the care plan, acknowledgement of the hierarchy of needs (physiological, safety, love and belonging, esteem, and self actualization); recognizing temperament and individual generation influences as a notable factor, and
applying communication language/sensory code.

The communication language/sensory code is a crucial aspect, adopting different styles such as words of affirmation, gifts, quality time, acts of service, and official physical contact; when this approach is used, it enhances the level of understanding and connection, also addressing the essential question of what a young person wants to know about you: who you are, how you do things, and how they feel around you.

The scale of commitment provides a framework for understanding the levels of engagement. It starts with commitment, demonstrating a strong dedication and leading others to follow suit. The willingness to follow instructions and understanding the momentousness of given tasks involves compliance; complaining signifies reluctance and questioning the necessity of the tasks, while non-commitment/condemnation is refusing to engage and actively influencing others not to participate.

In conclusion, nurturing positive relationships with young people requires a thoughtful and holistic approach. By understanding their needs, employing effective communication, and demonstrating unwavering commitment, adults play a crucial role in fostering the well-being and growth of the younger generation. This approach is said to always contribute to individual development but also empower the fabric of positive interactions within the broader community.

Over the past ten years, we have impacted our community by caring for the most vulnerable in our society.

Reach Us

Jamores Homes,
Studio 52,
The Engine House (formerly Thames Innovation Centre),
2 Veridion Way,
Erith
DA18 4AL.

© Copyright 2023 – Jamores Limited | Reg no. 06939600 | Tel: 0208 311 5396 | info@jamores.co.uk